Label Copy: The crafts produced by the Wiener Werkstätte in Vienna were made in the spirit of reintroducing the aesthetic of hand-made crafts in a period of mass-produced wares. The workshop focused on jewelry, fabrics, ceramic, pottery, and furniture; their style was one of beautiful and simple modern design and outstanding craftsmanship, and their products were made for a select audience rather than for mass consumption. This tea service for one exemplifies the high quality design characteristic of the Wiener Werkstätte. The lobed shapes of the teapot, sugar bowl, and creamer have a hand-fashioned surface that is a hallmark of the silver made by the firm. The bone or ivory handles, which are similarly shaped, are set on the vessels at a right angle from the customary placement.